• July 21, 2024

They Heard He Biked Sixteen Miles To Work, Then He Got Hit With A HUGE Surprise…

Isaac Taylor never wavered from his course and was rewarded for his tenacity.

The 44-year-old pedaled through the heat and rain for six months to get to and from work, which was an eight-mile bike ride away.

He walked his kids to school, despite his stiff legs from a 10-hour stint as a security guard.

And now he rides in style.

According to USA Today, the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program awarded the single father of six children a 2019 Hyundai Elantra late last month.

“I cried like a baby,” Taylor said, according to CBS. “Tears of joy. Tears of feeling the pain of riding the bike back and forth. It all set in — what I went through to get to where I’m at now.”

“It’s amazing, I’m living the dream right now. This is my best life right now,” he said.

Caliber Collision Roseville, Travelers Insurance, and Family Promise of Sacramento collaborated with the national program to make the donation.

Marsha Spell, the director of Family Promise, stated that Taylor deserved the present. Taylor began working with the group when he was homeless with four children, she told USA Today.

“He did everything he was supposed to do. He worked his budget. He saved 70 percent of his income after his expenses and was really a role model candidate for our program,” she said.

Taylor, who now has six children, has relocated to a larger apartment in Sacramento. Then his SUV was totaled, which was a hardship. To commute to work, Family Promise provided him with a bicycle.

“He was working the night shift, which is so dangerous to be out on the road on a bicycle at night,” Spell said. “I just didn’t want to see him get hurt out there and leave those children without a dad.”

Taylor admitted that the last few months have been difficult, but he recognizes that others have it worse.

“Struggle is just a part of getting to the next big thing,” he said, according to KTTV-TV.

“How could I feel like I deserve it? Knowing that there’s people that go through worse situations than I? I mean, how did I become so fortunate?” he said.

Taylor said that with a vehicle to help him out, “I have peace. I have a peace of mind.”

“It’s a great world we live in. Even though there are a lot of bad things that go on. There are some wonderful people,” he said, adding that his new transportation has a wonderful bonus.

“And I got music! I got tunes!” he said.

Hard work and perseverance STILL pay off in America.

Way to go Taylor!

Patriots Beacon